Shawn appeared on Good Day LA in Los Angeles this morning to discuss her new book, Diamond in the Rough. To watch the segment, go to myfoxla.com. While in LA, Shawn will read from the book and perform a few songs from her new album, All Fall Down, at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove at the Farmers Market this evening at 7 PM PT. On Tuesday night, she'll be joined by the album's producer, Buddy Miller, and bassist Viktor Krauss, who performs on the album, in concert at the El Rey Theatre.
Posted byJune 10, 2012
"Ms. Colvin said she was careful not to let Diamonds evolve into either a self-help book or a name-calling laundry list of ways she thinks she has been wronged," writes Langer. "Instead, like many of Ms. Colvin’s greatest hits, the book is candid about her heartaches but also comically self-deprecating."
Read the article at nytimes.com.
Shawn was the guest on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show yesterday, stopping by the WAMU studio in Washington, DC, to discuss her new album, All Fall Down, and memoir, Diamond in the Rough. Shawn talks to Rehm about her songwriting career, plays a few songs, and shares the stories behind them, not least her evolution from performer to a songwriter in her own right. You can listen to the whole show online at thedianerehmshow.org.
Posted byJune 06, 2012
Shawn gave her first-ever book reading at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, NYC, last night, offering fans a taste of her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, along with a few songs from her new album, All Fall Down. She'll do so again at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on Monday before Tuesday's concert at the El Rey Theatre with Buddy Miller and Viktor Krauss.
"Letting the reader know early on that things more or less turned out OK allows Colvin to tackle her troubles with a survivor’s voice," says the Boston Globe in a review of Diamond in the Rough. "There are humor, remorse,
Shawn celebrated the release of her new album, All Fall Down, with a record release show at New York's City Winery that was broadcast live on WFUV, 90.7 FM, in NYC. She was joined for the occasion by Buddy Miller, who produced the album, and bassist Viktor Krauss, who performs on All Fall Down as well. At the end of the show, they were joined by a very special guest: Emmylou Harris, who contributes harmony vocals to two tracks on the album. It was a night to remember!